a Midwest Roots & Acoustic Music Community

an affiliate of Folk Alliance International
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FARM is a Midwest Roots & Acoustic Music Community

an affiliate of Folk Alliance International
2018 Conference

October 25-28

Crowne Plaza Airport
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Important Dates
Early Bird Registration Deadline June 30
Private Showcase Host Application Deadline July 15
Program Book Ad Deadline September 15
Keynote by

Rev. Robert Jones, Sr

Acclaimed performer, educator, speaker,
Robert Jones brings it, every time!

Countdown to FARM 2019

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2019 Conference

October 24-27

Crowne Plaza Airport
Grand Rapids, Michigan

2020 Conference Dates are Oct 22 -25

Important Dates

Oct 18: Drop Zone box reservation deadline
Oct 20: Presenter Breakfast & Roundtable
Oct 22: Last day to order Breakfast at advance rates
Oct 24 – 27: Conference Time!!!

Showcases Every Night

FARM offers a variety of showcase opportunities from the Official juried showcases to late night Private Showcasing, Midwest Radio Presents, Open Mics & our popular Performance Lane.

Keynote Address

Our Keynote Address this year will be delivered by the incomparable, Reverend Robert Jones, Sr. Robert is an inspirational singer, songwriter, storyteller and self-taught award-winning multi-instrumentalist.

Workshops & Panels

Join us for a diverse line-up of workshops and panels, on topics that address the changing face of the independent music business, as well as performance and instrument techniques.

Community

From impromptu conversations in the hall or elevator, to late night jamming and song swaps and chats over a meal, it’s all about making connections!

News and Updates

Pre-Order Your 2019 T Shirts

Pre-Order Your 2019 T Shirts

Our 2019 FARM T-Shirts are now available for Pre-Order! Reserve yours now to assure we have your preferred size and style in stock at the conference. Pre-orders will be delivered at the conference or shipped immediately following the conference. Don't miss out cause...

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Special Pre-FARM Concert

Special Pre-FARM Concert

FARM is excited to curate a special concert at a brand new concert venue called Listening Room in Grand Rapids. They don't officially open till November but they've graciously offered the night to FARM for a soft opening. This concert will feature: Escaping Pavement,...

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Spotlight on the AV Crew 2019

Spotlight on the AV Crew 2019

Maurice Smeets - Sound Tech  We can’t remember a FARM conference where Maurice was not at the sound board. His partners in crime have varied over the years but most recently he’s been assisted by the lovely Karen Jensen who will be joining him again this year along...

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FARM Mission Statement

Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) is a regional chapter of Folk Alliance International (FAI). Our purposes are to promote traditional, contemporary and multi-cultural folk music and dance and related performing arts in our region, hold an annual regional conference, represent the interests of our members to FAI and carry out such other projects as are of benefit to FAI members in the Midwest.

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